Annie Hall (high sheriff)
Annie Hall (1949/50–2019) was a British businesswoman who served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire for the year 2017–2018. She was the first woman to be president of Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce. She was also vice-chair of Derbyshire Mental Health NHS Trust, chair of the council of Derby Cathedral, and a trustee of the charity Foundation Derbyshire.
|High Sheriff of Derbyshire|
|Preceded by||Elizabeth Fothergill|
|Succeeded by||Lucy Palmer|
|Died|| (aged 69)|
|Residence||Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England|
Hall was raised in Wincanton, Somerset, and educated at a Catholic school nearby. She subsequently studied psychiatric nursing. She married Michael Hall, and the couple subsequently moved from Somerset to Derbyshire, where they set up a business manufacturing industrial winches.
She died on 8 November 2019 after being swept away by the flooded River Derwent at Rowsley, following a period of unusually heavy rainfall. The car she and her husband were travelling in was overturned by floodwater. He survived by managing to hold on to a lamppost. Her body was found around 2 miles (3.2 km) downstream, near Darley Dale, some two hours later.
- "High Sheriff of Derbyshire". derbyshirehighsheriff.co.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
- Southworth, Phoebe; Henderson, Eugene; Bird, Steve (9 November 2019). "Flood victim named as Annie Hall, former Derbyshire High Sheriff". The Telegraph. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
- "Tributes paid to former High Sheriff who died in Derbyshire floods". Derby Telegraph. 9 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
- "Derbyshire's former High Sheriff, Annie Hall, named as woman who died after being swept away by River Derwent in Darley Dale". Matlock Mercury. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
- "Severe warnings remain as flood death woman named". BBC News. 9 November 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
- "Woman dies and dozens evacuated as floods hit". BBC News. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
- Fisher, Steve (10 April 2017). "High Sheriff of Derbyshire formally opens Commerce House". East Midlands Business Link. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
- Video of Hall opening a fete in her role as High Sheriff
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